1979 St. Louis Cardinals (NFL) Season
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1979 St. Louis Cardinals NFL Season
1979 St. Louis Cardinals season
Head coachBud Wilkinson
Larry Wilson interim
OwnerBill Bidwill
Home fieldBusch Memorial Stadium
Results
Record5-11
Division place5th NFC East
Playoff finishdid not qualify
Pro BowlersG Bob Young
RB Ottis Anderson
CB Roger Wehrli

The 1979 St. Louis Cardinals season was the franchise's 60th year with the National Football League and the 20th season in St. Louis. Bud Wilkinson would be fired in week 13 after starting 3-10, Larry Wilson would take over as interim head coach and lead the Cardinals to a 2-1 record to finish the season. Wilson would not return for the 1980 season but would return as Vice President and General Manager nine years later when the Cardinals had moved to Phoenix.

Offseason

NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team

Personnel

Staff

Roster

Regular season

In his NFL debut, Ottis Anderson had 193 rushing yards.[1]

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 2, 1979 Dallas Cowboys L 22-21
50,855
2 September 9, 1979 at New York Giants W 27-14
71,370
3 September 16, 1979 Pittsburgh Steelers L 24-21
50,416
4 September 23, 1979 Washington Redskins L 17-7
50,680
5 September 30, 1979 at Los Angeles Rams L 21-0
48,160
6 October 7, 1979 at Houston Oilers W 24-17
53,043
7 October 14, 1979 Philadelphia Eagles L 24-20
48,367
8 October 21, 1979 at Dallas Cowboys L 22-13
64,300
9 October 28, 1979 Cleveland Browns L 38-20
47,845
10 November 4, 1979 Minnesota Vikings W 37-7
47,213
11 November 11, 1979 at Washington Redskins L 30-28
50,868
12 November 18, 1979 at Philadelphia Eagles L 16-13
70,235
13 November 25, 1979 at Cincinnati Bengals L 34-28
25,103
14 December 2, 1979 San Francisco 49ers W 13-10
41,593
15 December 9, 1979 New York Giants W 29-20
39,802
16 December 16, 1979 at Chicago Bears L 42-6
42,810

Standings

NFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Dallas Cowboys(1) 11 5 0 .688 6-2 10-2 371 313 W3
Philadelphia Eagles(4) 11 5 0 .688 6-2 9-3 339 282 W1
Washington Redskins 10 6 0 .625 5-3 8-4 348 295 L1
New York Giants 6 10 0 .375 1-7 5-9 237 323 L3
St. Louis Cardinals 5 11 0 .313 2-6 4-8 307 358 L1

Awards and records

  • Ottis Anderson, Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year[1]

Milestones

References

  1. ^ a b Sports Illustrated, Oct. 27, 2008, p.24, Vol. 109, No. 16

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